Large portfolio owners like the D.C. government need software tools to meet their aggressive efficiency targets.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Today, Lucid announced with Mayor Vincent Gray that the D.C. government is using Lucid’s BuildingOS software to reach an aggressive energy reduction target of 20% in 20 months. BuildingOS integrates energy data from different systems across D.C.’s building portfolio into a single repository, where technical and non-technical staff in multiple departments can visualize energy consumption and drive behavior change through energy reduction competitions.
The Department of General Services (DGS), a newly established agency that has centralized facility management services for the District of Columbia, oversees hundreds of properties including administrative buildings, public schools, office complexes, and fire and police stations. To support the Mayor's goal of becoming the greenest city in the nation, DGS needed first to centralize its energy data, according to DGS Associate Director Sam Brooks. BuildingOS unified historical energy data from multiple systems and near real-time electric readings from 180 buildings so that the DGS team could access all energy data from a single platform.
With its buildings online and data in one place, DGS's first step was to tackle scheduling and turn off heating, cooling, and lighting systems in unoccupied buildings. Using Lucid’s BuildingOS, DGS was able to see how these actions impacted building energy consumption and contributed toward their portfolio-wide efficiency goal.
This February, Lucid will bring a competitive spirit to D.C. by acting as the technology provider for D.C.'s Green Schools Challenge, a competition to reduce energy consumption across schools throughout the city. The D.C. government will award cash rebates for schools that accrue the greatest energy savings during the behavior-based energy conservation program.
"We're very pleased that Washington, D.C. has selected BuildingOS," said Lucid CEO Vladi Shunturov. "Large portfolio owners like the D.C. government need software tools to meet their aggressive efficiency targets. More eyes on energy information -- facility managers, teachers, students, other building occupants -- help drive action and tangible energy savings.”
“We look forward to helping all major cities, like D.C., meet their energy and climate targets with world-class software," he said.